(Closed) does size really matter?

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 17
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I don’t think size matters – I wanted a pretty setting though! I would have been happy if it wasn’t a diamond (I actually love blue saphires, so if I didn’t have a diamond I would have loved that). My mom’s engagement ring is much smaller than mine, but just as pretty. Her setting is really unique and gorgeous. She gets tons of compliments on it all the time. I do know people who set a minimum diamond size that they needed (and I have a friend who upgraded her ring herself b/c it wasn’t big enough!). While I think my ring is gorgeous, it’s more the meaning behind it. I look at my ring and immediately think of my partner and how much I love him.

Post # 18
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

Here is my old set! I thought they looked classy & elegant. πŸ™‚ All together they was about a half a carat.

Post # 19
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1331 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

@Sweet.Sugar.Rose: Your old set was really elegant. Still sad for you. πŸ™

Post # 20
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11381 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

@sweetpea87: Thank you so much! I know, me tooo! πŸ™ I loved them so much!

But I cannot dwell over them. & My husband is so happy to catch me staring at my new set constantly like I did my old set. πŸ™‚

Post # 21
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I agree. I love my 1 ct sapphire its such a deep blue color! I pre fer it then to having a 2 ct. with not as rich of a color. I think quality is more important.

Post # 22
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

I agree that size doesn’t matter, but to me, none of it really matters. The cut, clarity, numbers and letters applied to it by the “standard,” etc. I think that it’s gotten much too “Keeping up with the Joneses” (Or…Kardashians? Lol) and a large number of people forget that the ring is more than a ring, it’s a symbol. Who CARES what the stats of a ring are. It’s one of my pet peeves with friends IRL. “It’s a 1 carat blah blah blah from X store.” Ok? I already said it was really pretty!

That being said, I’m in LOVE with my ring. It’s really the setting I’m in love with. My center stone is half a carat.

Post # 23
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Busy bee

Size did matter to me. I wanted  and got a big good quality genuine diamond.I know that sounds shallow to some, but its not coming from a place of greed. Some people have a preference for a specific dress or venue or food. People get  and post those unapologetically, but there is always a thread about diamond size, quality, authenticity. I think you should enjoy what you have while you have it. A ring is about YOU and your significant other and no one else. 

Post # 24
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

The only thing that really matters is if you’re happy.  If size matters to you, that’s fine, and if it doesn’t that’s fine too and to heck with what other people think.  In my experience, the only people who truly have something rude to say about your engagement / wedding ring are people who are overly critical of EVERYTHING and you’ll never please them, or people who are jealous.  Anyone could care less what your ring looks like, just that you’re happy to wear it Smile

  @mrsaponte:  Be careful what you assume, just because a diamond is big doesn’t mean it isn’t ‘real’.  And just because a ring is small, doesn’t mean it is.  I have seen some MASSIVE diamonds on the Bee (and in real life) that are amazingly beautiful (Such as BlingBling’s fabulous princess cut or TreeJewel’s gorgeous oval) and absolutely 100% diamond.  There are also many smaller rings that aren’t diamonds (although they are ‘real’ no matter what they’re made of).  Most Bee’s who don’t own diamonds for many different reasons will never pass them off as anything other than what they are.

Post # 25
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111 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@Mrs.Sunflower: We have very similar ring taste! Love your set! Here’s mine…

And no, size doesn’t matter!

Post # 26
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Sugar bee

@blingbling:

@MerryWidow: Agreed. 100% agreed. 

And I don’t really see any posts criticising the size of anyone’s stone, be it real or fake or huge or dainty. And it’s very infrequent that anyone on here makes a comment that makes it seem like they value their stone more than their future marriage. Just because people are posting about specs doesn’t mean they’ve been blinded to the purpose of engagement and marriage. They’re just discussing one of a million things that has to do with the preparation of a wedding and marriage. If someone posted their oscar de la renta gown you probably wouldn’t hear about how someone would have saved the money and gotten a simple dress or a china knock off because it’s the marriage that is important not the dress. To each their own.

Yes, a guy who bought a .3 ct ring loves their partner just as much a someone who bought 3ct ring or no ring at all. 

I’m not trashing your original point. You’re right, at the end of the day it’s your relationship that matters. But that doesn’t mean loving jewelry means you’re materialistic and have confused priorities. That’s all. πŸ™‚

 

EDIT: As a person who’s addicted to discussing specs of any type of ring or stone, I can honestly say it comes from a place of genuine interest in gems and not “keeping up with the Jones.” I love knowing those details. And I do it with everything from gems, to food, to computers. I’m addicted to data. I think pricescope proves I’m not the only one who’s addicted to stats. Ok. That’s all. I swear.

Post # 27
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

@spaneshal:  I love your ring!  I think it looks really nice on your hand.

I don’t think size matters.  Yes, I have a .81 pear shaped diamond, but I don’t think I would ever got bigger than 1 carat.  Sometimes I still feel that the size I have is too big, but seeing how proud my fiance is of it makes it not matter anymore.

Post # 28
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I’m gonna say it DOES matter, but it’s a personal choice. I wouldn’t like to get a big rock cause it’s not me, I have a .10ct and I couldn’t love it more cause it’s ME. It’s something my Fiance picked for me and of course I’d love anything he gave me but if he had got me a 1.5ct I wouldn’t be comfortable wearing it every day. More than 1 person has commented how this ring reflects me, cause is simple and they don’t picture me wearing something big.

So I’m saying it should matter to you and how much you would love it, if you get a small diamond and you want a bigger one… well given it’s you e-ring it’ll be better to have something you love.

Wanna see?? I’m showing you anyway =P

PS: @Mrs.Sunflower: I loved your band, it seriously got me considering getting a band. Lovely.

Post # 29
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2892 posts
Sugar bee

@Coffee cup: Wanna see?? I’m showing you anyway =P

Bahahahahaha! πŸ˜€ I love that your band curves. Very unique!

Post # 30
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853 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

There are some threads for under .5 carats as well as under $500 where I have seen some of the most beautiful rings on the bee!

 

Post # 31
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721 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@Mrs.Sunflower:   I have been looking at that exact wedding band for months now from Pompeii3…how was your experience with them? So beautiful!

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